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Old 05-11-2010
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Has anyone seen these new Mustang commercials and instantly started dreaming about a motor swap. Personally I love the idea of having 300HP and 31 MPG. As a not so proud owner of a 3.0L with only 180 hp and only getting about 20 mpg I'm jealous.
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lol That would be a sweet swap! i really wish i had the extra money to get a hold of the new 5.0 i want one of those for my ranger :)
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An engine that gets 31 MPG in a Mustang will not do the same in a Ranger. The 300 HP would be nice though.
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yeah almost made me want to trade in the mazda and get one. you get 20mpg with your 3.0? you should be proud, I maybe got 16
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Horsepower is nice, but torque is what you want in a truck. That way you can whiz by those dang ricers. But like rwenzing said that engine would not do the same in a Ranger unfortunately. Not telling of all the frame mods and tranny mods you have to do. But I do like the 5.0 or 4.6 DOHC swap idea. One of these days....
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cant wait to see the 5.0 run circles around that damn camaro
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Yes! This swap has crossed my mind numerous times. Doing the 3.7L V6 swap and adding the SHO's boost setup .............. Vroom!!!! The new 5.0 is going to be sick as well.
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Personally i'd rather drop the new v6 ecoboost engine from the SHO. 365 hp turbocharged v6.
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Personally i'd rather drop the new v6 ecoboost engine from the SHO. 365 hp turbocharged v6.
I can see that! It's a 3.5L twin turbo, right? The lincoln MKZ C&D tested had that and it had about that much HP.
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I like the 365hp motor to but what would the mpg be do you think?
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I can see that! It's a 3.5L twin turbo, right? The lincoln MKZ C&D tested had that and it had about that much HP.
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I like the 365hp motor to but what would the mpg be do you think?
If i remember correctly around 25-28 on the highway if you stay out of boost. And it runs on regular gas.
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